Hey guys, it’s been so long, I haven’t written any posts, but today I decided to tell you what me and Julia were learning and reminding during last month. Before I wrote this post, I had remembered all idioms, grammar structures and new expressions which we had covered, and now I really don’t know how to share all of this information with you. Nevertheless I promise I will try to do it as well as possible =)
Firstly, I would like to tell you about new expressions and idioms, which we learned. Actually we covered about six idioms, but my favorite is “It’s not my cup of tea” and one more is “You are apple of my eye”. So you might use first idiomatic expression when you talk about something unpleasant or annoying, for instance, you may say: “Oh, please turn off this song, Beyonce really isn’t my cup of tea!”
The other expression you could use if you want to touch somebody’s heart, for example you may say: “I love you so much, you are apple of my eye”. Honestly, I really think it is absolutely amazing phase, but for Russian it sound a little bit strangely.
Besides I decided to impart one more new idiom about tea to you, I was astonished this expression. In English if something is completely useless and unavailing we can say: “It’s as good as a chocolate teapot”. To my mind it is easy to understand how this phrase appeared, because a chocolate, it is obviously, is extremely bad material for teapot.
Secondly, I really want to add that we have reminded many varied and complicated grammar structures such as Passive Tense, Complex Subject, Past Perfect + Past Simple, and at the last class we have covered using Present Simple when we speak about the future.
Actually if you ask me, the most difficult is using all of these tenses in real conversation, especially when I try to speak with my teacher or somebody else. For some reason all ideas disappear from my mind when I start speaking, you know it is really makes me sad, furious and it takes the wind out of my sails. Also it is astonishing but it is truth, when I speak with myself and nobody hears me, it sound better, because I talk faster and more fluently, without long pauses and mumbling. If only I had been acquainted with native speaker it would be a better way to improve my speaking skills!!!
Finally, I would like to go so far as to say that we have had amazing and inspirational “Lessons of kindness”, these really were so unusual and touching classes. We have described wonderful pictures trying to use as many as possible different grammar tense and structures. Moreover Tania found affecting story about love between man and dog and after we had read this article we retold it using Past Perfect. Frankly speaking it was sort of hard but at the same time it was absolutely useful and essentially for IELTS preparation.
See you soon!